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Fall 2023
May 24,2024
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GS 201 - Scientific Skepticism - Someone is Wrong on the Internet!
The goal of this course is to explore scientific skepticism from a variety of angles. We will examine controversial scientific topics such as evolution, climate change, vaccine safety, GMOs and alternative medicine. The foundations of scientific skepticism including psychology, social science, logical fallacies, philosophy of science, media, statistics, criticism of science and the history of science and skepticism will provide a framework. Information literacy, science communication and debate skills will be developed throughout.
4.000 Credit hours
40.000 TO 48.000 Lecture hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Credit
Schedule Types: Lecture

Science Division
Science Department

Course Attributes:
Tuition, Science/Math/Computer Science

Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels:     
      Skills Development
May not be enrolled in one of the following Colleges:     
      College Now

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